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Booker T. Washington

Booker Taliaferro Washington was an American educator, author, orator, and adviser to several presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African American community and of the contemporary black elite. Washington was from the last generation of black American leaders born into slavery and became the leading voice of the former slaves and their descendants. They were newly oppressed in the South by... Read More

BornBooker Taliaferro Washington
April 5, 1856
Hale's Ford, Virginia, U.S.
DiedNovember 14, 1915 (aged 59)
Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S.
OccupationEducator, author, and African American civil rights leader
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